This year, the way the summer holidays have fallen, my daughter was able to attend a harvest festival event at Skelton Grange Conservation Centre with me. And while she baked bread
I had a wander round the vegetable patch behind the main education building. I don’t know exactly what vegetable the two-tone below is, but is it interesting or what?
At home, it also felt like harvest festival. I would like to build another hugel bed tomorrow, so in preparation I took out the onions and carrots in the appointed patch. And unlike in the early summer, I wasn’t disappointed with the size of the latter!
The strawberries are still on the go
and the crab apples are ripening.
I recently read that this variety of crab apple, John Downie, are sweet enough to eat raw. This is a very pleasing thought, though even if they weren’t – or aren’t – I am happy for them to grace my garden in such a pretty manner. Then, in the long run it would be great to have enough for crab apple jelly. Something to look forward to, one way or another.